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Ironworker Learning Management System (IW-LMS)

Welcome to the Ironworker learning management system. This site provides the online portions of your training, including; electronic versions of your manuals, homework assignments, and tests.

Apprentices are required to receive at least 204 hours of classroom and shop instruction during every year of training. The subjects taken in the shop and classroom complement the hands-on training received in the field. Subjects include:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Care and safe use of tools
  • Mathematics
  • Safety issues
  • Welding
  • Oxy-acetylene flame cutting

The road to becoming a journeyman ironworker is through apprenticeship training. The Iron Worker's apprenticeship program is a well-organized and supervised method of training people—with little or no knowledge of the craft—to become journeymen ironworkers qualified in all segments of the trade. Most ironworker apprenticeships last 3 or 4 years depending on local union requirements. An ideal schedule provides equal training in structural, reinforcing, ornamental, welding, and rigging. The actual length of training for each subject may vary depending on the predominant type of work available in your local area.

What is expected of ironworker apprentices?

  • Complete cooperation and willingness to learn
  • Regular school attendance
  • Dependability on the job
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The development of safe work habits
  • Perform a day’s work for a day’s pay 
  • Be drug and alcohol-free

IW-LMS Technical

System Check

Desktop/laptop Windows or Mac systems are preferred for running the IW-LMS using the web-browser of your choice. Accessing via tablet or smartphone is also possible.

Click the System Check button to ensure your system is ready.

System Test Button

Disable Popup Blockers

You need to allow pop-up windows in your web browser. Instructions for Chrome users.

Enrollment Questions?

All class enrollments and test enrollments are scheduled by your local union. Contact your local directly with any enrollment-related issues or questions.

Forget your password?

Select "I forgot my password" from the login screen. The LMS will send password reset instructions to the email address on file for you.

Need Tech Support?

Please contact your local with any support related issues. 

New Course Materials Available for Fall Protection!

See the LMS Blog for details.

Open Book Tip: Use Tabs to jump between Assignment Sheets and Flipbooks

Using a Mac or PC with Chrome? Use tabs to easily jump between assignment sheets and flipbooks. Here's a quick video that shows you how: Running Open Book Ref Manuals as a Tab. If that doesn't work for you, another option is using a free Chrome extension which works great. If interested, open this link from your Chrome browser to install the extension: 

Chrome Plugin: Open link in same tab, pop-up as tab [Free]

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